Basic Directions to Luray and to Shenandoah River Outfitters,
Camp OutBack and all of our cabins:
Please do not use GPS or MapQuest without checking against our directions. Their’s have been wrong–unless you like driving an extra hour over two mountain ranges! If you do use GPS–the Outfitters Store is at 6502 South Page Valley Rd, Luray VA 22835
Directions from D.C. Area: Beltway 495 to 66W to Exit 43A at Gainesville. Take Rt 29South to Warrenton. (or take the next Exit 41 Haymarket to Rt 29South). Follow signs to Rt 211 W to Luray. At Luray, (Follow signs for Shenandoah River Outfitters), take 2nd Exit for 340 South Business, go one block. Turn right onto Rt 675-Mechanic St; go 4 miles(Bixlers Ferry Rd.); cross Shenandoah River–follow directions below: App. 90 miles from Beltway. About 2 hours.
From Richmond Area: 64W to Exit 136 Zion Crossroads-Rt 15 to Gordonsville -take 33 W thru Ruckersville to Elkton, 340 N to 211E; go 6 miles toward Luray. When see Rainbow Hill Gift Shop on right, turn next left on Rt. 652 (Airport Rd), follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Rt. 675(Bixlers Ferry Rd). Go 3 miles, cross Shenandoah River–follow directions below: About 2 1/2 hours.
From the West- Rt 81-New Market Area: Exit 264 at New Market onto 211 East. Follow thru New Market, over mountain. When see Rainbow Hill Gift Shop on right, turn next left on Rt. 652 (Airport Rd), follow to stop sign. Turn left onto Rt. 675(Bixlers Ferry Rd). Go 3 miles, cross Shenandoah River-follow directions below:
To go to the Shenandoah River Outfitters’ Store–continue on South Page Valley Rd for 7 miles to Outfitters’ on right, Camp OutBack is just behind the Outfitter’s store.
For the Cabins:
To the Larger River Cabins–Hook, Line and Sinker:
After crossing the River, immediately turn Right onto Rt 684, South Page Valley Road, go 1.5 miles to Fish Tale Ln on your right. There will be the 3 cabins-Hook, Line and Sinker. Shenandoah River Outfitters is 5.5 miles further down the road. (38.717879 -78.480534)[ 105 Fishtale Ln, Luray VA 22835]
To Bella Vista Mountain Cottage: After crossing River–turn right on Rt 684 (S. Page Valley Rd), go 6 miles, go pass sign for Shenandoah Lodge, to Mountain View Drive. Turn left, go to top of hill to house with the all glass front–#376. Bella Vista sign out front. Lock box by front door.
Shenandoah River Outfitters is down the road (Rt 684) another 1/2 mile. The hours there are 8 AM to 5 PM April 1-Nov 1 or so. We have emergency numbers there, if needed. (38.756794 -78.431267)
[376 Mountainview Ln, Luray VA 22835]
To the other Shenandoah River Cabins–Wood Duck, Blue Heron & Osprey cabins and Angler, Drifter and Paddler cabins:
After crossing River–turn right on Rt 684 (S. Page Valley Rd), go 7 miles to the Outfitters’ store. Continue on this road to the cabins 3.3 miles (the road turns to gravel ). At the fork, go LEFT on RT 717, after 1.4 mile, you will see 4 cabins on your right and then on your right is Outfitters’ Circle and the Wood Duck, Blue Heron, and Osprey cabins. (38.793312 -78.405067)[108 Outfitters Circle, Luray VA 22835]
Continue to Angler, Drifter and Paddler cabins 3 more miles down the road. You will go down a steep hill, pass by the river to the second house on the right and Paddlers Retreat Lane is on the right. There are the 3 cabins-The Angler, the Drifter and the Paddler.(the road deadends in 1/2 mile)
(38.807343 -78.371744)[125 Paddlers Retreat, Luray VA 22835]
Make sure you have the lockbox code or Call ahead (8 AM to 5 PM) for the lockbox code for the lockbox which is at your cabin’s door. Emergency phone numbers are on the door of the Outfitters store for nights. From April 1 to Nov 1, the Outfitters store is open 8 AM to 5 PM. 800-6CANOE2 or 540-743-4159. We do answer/return calls during the winter every day.
Here are Google earth clips of the River Cabins and Camp Outback